WRITER

Luigi Illica

1857 - 1919

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Luigi Illica (9 May 1857 – 16 December 1919) was an Italian librettist who wrote for Giacomo Puccini (usually with Giuseppe Giacosa), Pietro Mascagni, Alfredo Catalani, Umberto Giordano, Baron Alberto Franchetti and other important Italian composers. His most famous opera libretti are those for La Bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Andrea Chénier. Illica was born at Castell'Arquato. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luigi Illica has received more than 51,084 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Luigi Illica is the 1,950th most popular writer (down from 1,832nd in 2019), the 1,894th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,742nd in 2019) and the 132nd most popular Italian Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Luigi Illica ranks 1,950 out of 5,794Before him are John W. Campbell, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Rhonda Byrne, Ana María Matute, Elsa Beskow, and Zinaida Gippius. After him are Malcolm Lowry, Louis Paul Boon, John of Kronstadt, Archibald Gracie IV, Kathy Reichs, and Robert de Clari.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1857, Luigi Illica ranks 52Before him are Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, Émile Coué, Le Pétomane, Christian Michelsen, Émile Cohl, and Alfred Loisy. After him are Juan Vicente Gómez, Abdurreshid Ibrahim, Oskar von Hutier, Ida Tarbell, Herman Bang, and Gotō Shinpei. Among people deceased in 1919, Luigi Illica ranks 60Before him are Gustav Landauer, Evelyn De Morgan, Adelina Patti, Louis Botha, Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia, and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. After him are Franz von Liszt, Ahmed Muhtar Pasha, John Alcock, Friedrich Naumann, William Osler, and Daniel Peter.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luigi Illica ranks 1,894 out of 4,088Before him are Franco Citti (1935), Lina Cavalieri (1874), Gaius Cassius Longinus Varus (-115), Jacopo Tiepolo (1150), Carlo Rainaldi (1611), and Junio Valerio Borghese (1906). After him are Enrico Albertosi (1939), Mario Merz (1925), Peter II, Count of Savoy (1203), Giambattista Benedetti (1530), Aripert II (680), and Marcus Aemilius Scaurus (-163).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Luigi Illica ranks 132Before him are Frédéric Ozanam (1813), Moschus (-200), Tavo Burat (1932), Niccolò de' Niccoli (1365), Catherine of Bologna (1413), and Cesare Zavattini (1902). After him are Eugenio Barba (1936), Ottavio Rinuccini (1562), Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478), Nigidius Figulus (-98), Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538), and Titus Calpurnius Siculus (290).